Timaeus was a philosopher of ancient Greece, originally from the town of Locri in Italy. He is described as a friend of Plato, and appears in two of his dialogues.
There is some debate as to whether or not Timaeus actually existed, or was merely a character for the purposes of Plato’s work.
In Plato”s dialogue, Timaeus holds the view that the physical world is seperate from the eternal, unchanging one. He describes a god of the eternal world which, using the forms, created the physical world.
Name: Τιμαιος (Timaeus of Locri)
Born: 5th Century BCE
Died: 5th Century BCE